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lcostello lcostello
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 18:03
get discouraged easily
Ok, so I have decided to once again try and get in shape and lose some weight. I joined my old gym 2 weeks ago. I can only say that my instant gratification meter is on UNHAPPY! I have been working out 4-5 days a week for 2 weeks and watching what I eat and have only lost 1lb. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? Or am I just excpecting too much?

ironskipper ironskipper
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 20:03
Don't give up,,, it takes a bit of time. Keep drinking water, don't eat after 7 at night,,, I usually wait about 3 days after I start watching what I eat before I weigh myself. Keep working at it

8191 8191
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 09:03
keep at it
it will catch up

rmatt06 rmatt06
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 10:03
Balancing the type of foods you’re eating and always making sure you’re getting enough protein are also important.
* Using the food ladder is your guide.
NO matter how much you workout, If you don’t make smarter food choices, You will not see that layer of padding around your waist or thighs go away.
By contrast, if you give yourself 3 solid weeks of eating at the top of the ladder, the results will startle you.
Rules For Choosing Foods
* Fresh vegetables are the core to fast weight loss. Use vegetables to replace
meat and processed foods, and you will lose weight.
* Skinless white meat is a generally better choice than red meat.
* A piece of bread with a meal is Okay; but two pieces is one too many.
* Eggs whites have less fat than whole eggs.
* When looking at a plate of food you suspect is high in fat (like pizza) or carbohydrates (like pasta), literally eat half the helping you would normally eat. Do not overeat.
Consistency will actually give you a profound sense of control over your world and assure two things:
1. You won’t get over-hungry, and thus overeat at the next meal time, and
2. You will be feeding your body regularly to encourage an increase in your metabolism (that’s the Holy Grail!)
Breakfast- within an hour of waking up (7AM)
Snack - 2-3 hours after breakfast (9-10 AM)
Lunch - 2-3 hours after Snack (12-1 PM)
Snack - 2-3 hours after Lunch (2-3 PM)
Dinner - Finished at least 3 hours (7-8 PM)
Before bed
Snacks should be small, depends on caloric needs. ( half a granola bar, piece of fruit, etc.)
You might start to get hungry before bed, but then you will enjoy 8 hours of solid fat burning if you can control yourself. By allowing your body to sleep in “Fasting Mode”- meaning you are not in the midst of digesting a meal, your body will access stored fat for energy. What better time to be slightly hungry anyway than while you sleep?
You wake up hungry, and per this plan, you eat breakfast on schedule!

NOURISH & CLEANSE your body by drinking water.
This is the one people seem to take for granted. But in conjunction with Supplements, improved food intake, and exercise, the catalyst to flushing out the bad stuff and keeping your body healthy is water. It also helps you feel full during the day. A balanced eating schedule with lots of water is a very manageable routine.
FORTIFY your diet with a multi-vitamin. When you exercise hard and/or reduce your diet, your body can easily suffer from vitamin deficiencies. Most nutritionists believe that multi-vitamins are absolutely essential, especially for active individuals because it’s difficult to get enough nutrients from your diet alone. The combination of daily stress, processed foods and nutrient-depleted soils may leave your daily diet with deficiencies, which can threaten healthy muscle growth, energy production, protein metabolism, and fat burning.
Taking a good multi-vitamin will ensure that your body has the nutrients it needs to function properly. When it comes to vitamins, the key is quality and freshness, we get what we pay for!
REFRAIN from eating at the wrong times. Do not have a sports drink or diet bar heavy in carbohydrates right before bed or before a work out. You want your body to be in a “FAT BURNING” state vs. “CARB BURNING” state when your body looks for energy.
It’s the secret enemy of exercise: the wrong food at the wrong time.
While your overall diet is important, need to maximize the effect of exercise to burn stored fat. Controlling the foods you eat before you workout is the one step most people don’t know about and its amazingly effective.
Your body has 2 main sources of energy: Stored fat and Stored Carbohydrates. When you eat or drink substances like sports bars or sports drinks which are generally HIGH in carbohydrates, Your body’s insulin levels rise to cope with the additional Carbohydrates in your system.
That means, for the 2 hours while you process those carbs through your bloodstream, your body’s hormones are focused on burning that type of fuel for energy. Thus, if you consume those carbs before your workout, you will be in the mode to burn the carbs in your body more than stored fat around your waist and thighs!
Join my fit and active fitness group!
Under the home tab, click on my groups, then click on find groups. Type in search, fit and active fitness then click on join group. Thanks,

1144 1144
Desert Hot Springs CA
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 12:03
Good Advice
As always rmatt06 says it all and many thanks!

donnasim donnasim
Baton Rouge LA
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 13:03
Ditto to 1144
You are sooo right ...

TimeToFly TimeToFly
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 21:03
Don't be discouraged
As you can see, you will get lots of encouragement and good ideas here.

8191 8191
Sun, Mar 4, 2012 08:03
8191 8191
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 07:03
how was the week end?

4everblessed 4everblessed
San Diego CA
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 16:03
Don't give up! Continue on and it will start to show.

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